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Admission Procedures for grades 6-8

The following steps must be completed before an application will be reviewed by the Admission Committee. All links and updated forms will be available no later than September 2, 2013.

  APPLICATION

Submit the completed Admission Application, Questionnaire for Applicant, and Activities Questionnaire online (questionnaires are to be completed by student applicant) along with the $75 non-refundable application fee. If this application fee presents a hardship for your family, please contact us at admission@pingry.org so we may assist you immediately. And, please refer to this form to see the questions that are asked within the online application.

Applications are due by the following date:
Grades 6-8 – January 5, 2014 at midnight
Applications submitted after this date will be considered as space allows.

Part of the application process is a day visit by the student and a parent/guardian interview that must be completed by January 31, 2014. We encourage you to submit your application as early as possible since we can accommodate only a certain number of students per day and our calendar fills up quickly.
 
 

RECOMMENDATIONS

Give Teacher Recommendation forms no earlier than November to one of your child’s current Humanities teachers (this can be either an English, language arts, writing, or history teacher) and your child's math teacher. A third recommendation by a person of your choosing is also required, and may be submitted on the Extracurricular Recommendation form or by letter. All forms and letters should be sent directly by the writer to our Admission Office.

Families are also welcome to use our online recommendation forms. Please use this link to learn more about schoolrecs.com, our online school recommendation form service. 

Teacher recommendation forms are due by the following date:
Grades 6-8 – January 31, 2014

   TRANSCRIPT OF RECORD

Transcript Request form should be completed by the applicant’s principal or guidance counselor after the first marking period for the current year. This form must come directly from the current school to our Admission Office with a history of grades that includes final grades from the previous two years and at least one marking period from the current year.

Transcript of records are due by the following date:
Grades 6-8 – January 31, 2014
  VISIT & INTERVIEW

In most cases, applicants will spend the day on campus and the student and parent/guardian interviews will occur on a seperate day. Upon receipt of the application, Samantha Schifano, Admission Coordinator & Counselor, will be in touch to arrange the visit and interview dates. The visit day includes a full day of classes for the child (we will provide a lunch) and a tour of campus for parents and family in the morning
. We look forward to offering a variety of visit dates and a variety of interview dates and times in order to be as accomodating as possible.

Visits and interviews need to be completed before the following date:
January 31, 2014
  TESTING

Applicants are required to submit standardized testing results from one of the following tests by January 31, 2014. Please note that the Admission Office does not prefer one acceptable test over another.

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE): (Pingry code 310315)

Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT): Not to be confused with the Johns Hopkins SAT Gifted and Talented Program test or the regular SAT for college admission.
(Pingry code 5824).

Educational Records Bureau's (ERB) CTP 4: (Pingry code 310315)

Testing for the ISEE, SSAT, and ERB must be completed within the year of application (September 2013 - January 31, 2014).

Pingry will host ISEE testing on the following Saturdays from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm:

November 16, 2013
December 14, 2013
January 25, 2014
To register, please contact ISEE or call the Admission Office for a registration booklet.
  FINANCIAL AID

If you are interested in applying for Financial Aid, check the financial aid box within the admission application. For further information about financial aid, please contact Dale Seabury,
Director of Financial Aid & Assistant Director of Admission, at 908-647-5555 ext. 1229 or FinancialAid@pingry.org.

Please keep in mind that the deadline to submit your financial aid request form is January 10, 2013.
 
DECISIONS

The Admission Office attempts to make decisions on applications by the following dates:

Grade 6 – second week of March
Grade 7 and 8 – second week of April
 

 

Applicants should submit all information and direct all questions to:

 


Allison Brunhouse '00
Director of Admission & Enrollment

The Pingry School
131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
908-647-5555 ext. 1274
abrunhouse@pingry.org



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Pingry admits qualified students of any race, creed, gender, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, color, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission, financial aid, or other school-administered programs. In submitting an application to Pingry, parents should understand that the decision of the Admission Committee is final.

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